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Sandra Portal-Andreu -Movement for Theater - Open Level Movement for Theater: This workshop is designed to help each individual meet head-on the awareness and connection of self within performance. Inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski and the Gyrokinesis® Method, an in-depth look at body mechanics, breath, vocalization, and composition will be explored. Participants will work on alignment, breath control, connecting speech to the moving body, visual and visceral improvisations, and creating vignettes based on exercises. The workshop will open the performer to discover physical and emotional connections while gaining confidence in his/her presence on stage.
Moving from Your Torso - Feldenkrais- Open Level Together, we will gently explore the connection of the limbs and the torso, allowing the greater understanding and control of the coordinated movements of spine, ribs and pelvis to generate lighter, quicker and more precise action in the limbs. Participants should bring a yoga mat and a blanket.
Diego Salterini’s - Contemporary Jazz - Intermediate Level This class is a fusion style exemplary of Dance NOW! Miami’s contemporary repertory. Beginning with a classical warm up drawn from elements of ballet, the rise and fall principles of Humphrey and Limon and Graham’s visceral contract and release, the class incorporates Laban/Bartenieff fundamentals, inversions and floor work, and contemporary jazz dynamics and rhythms. The class focuses on discovering the "reason behind the dance", fine tuning the dancer’s musicality as well as emotional and physical instrument and promotes the artist to emerge from the technician. For more information on the company, visit www.dancenowmiami.org or to see the company’s work visit www.vimeo.com/dancenowmiami.
Karen Peterson Corash - Open Mixed Ability Level Choreographing Difference- how to bring communities together through movement. Movement is often used as a tool outside of the traditional classroom to bring communities together. Whether you work with young children, teens with disabilities, women in prison or dancers with different dance histories; there are simple improvisational structures that will help you find common denominators in a group as you lead as a teacher or choreographer. KPD dancers will act as assistants in the workshop. A working syllabus will be distributed after each session.
Rudi Goblen - Open Level If you are a dancer/performer of any kind, mover, writer, visual/performance/spoken word artist, actor, a mother, father, son, daughter, yogi, athlete, aerialist, stilt walker, filmmaker, mime etc...then you will enjoy this class.The workshop consists of, but is not limited to, exploring movement and text, writing, creating atmosphere, improvising both physically and vocally, breaking down the barriers between dance and theatre, and finding new ways to communicate those ideas. Heads up, this time around we will be focusing a bit more on movement. No skill set and/or experience is needed. Come dressed ready to move.
Liony Garcia - Project Audition - Advanced/Professional Level This choreographic workshop will focus on a collective warm up/ centering practice to allow the dancers to come into their bodies and the space. The class will then be conducted as a research lab; we will focus on generating movement language by means of guided improvisations. The movement gathered from these improvisations will be expanded through the exploration of possible variations and manipulations -which the dancers will explore as individuals and as a collective. The material gathered will then be used to compose solos, duets and partnering phrases. These components will be used to make up a larger composition (approx. 10 minutes). This composition will be shown to the public at the end of the workshop. My objective is to give insight into what my choreographic process is like. This workshop will serve as a way to meet and work intimately with the dancers participating, the aim is to forge new relationships with dance artist in our community for future work opportunities.
Rosie Herrera Brutal Elegance: Rosie Herrera Dance Theater Repertory and Performance - Advanced Level This performance driven class pulls material from two different dance theater works currently in my company’s touring repertory. Utilizing some of the improvisational scores used in the original creation process as well as set phrase-work, we focus on exploring the nuanced and varied dance theater structures. Oscillating from pedestrian movement, club dance and ecstatic physical experience, I treat this class like an extension of my company with individualized direction and prompts. There will be a continual focus on the idea of presence in performance; examining what creates a performance that resonates, is moving, and authentic. Be prepared to cry and laugh and be pushed to do something you’ve never done before.
Adele Myers - Fast Art workshop - Open Level Fast Art workshop provides a glimpse into her signature collaborative creative process. This workshop is ideal for professional dancers and dance makers interested in a fast paced, mentally and physically challenging series of choreographic prompts used to generate and manipulate movement material efficiently. Throughout the workshop, Adele will emphasize robust physicality, individuality and personal presence of the performer.
Megan Carvajal - Contemporary Fusion Intermediate/Advanced Level Megan's class fuses her knowledge and background of commercial hip-hop with her contemporary style that is rooted in gestures and floor-work. The movement ranges from deeply internal and emotional to hard hitting specificity and attack. Dancers will be encouraged to find their own voice and style within the movement allowing them the freedom to express themselves.
Agatha Wright - Contemporary Technique - Intermediate Level Using techniques of transcendental meditation, sensory exploration and directed physical improvisation Agatha Wright allows dancers and choreographers to tap into the inner reaches of their imagination-through a deeper connection to mind, body and spirit. Wright often employs artistic collaboration and incorporates inter-disciplinary forms such as photography, videography and painting to create choreography. Her classes include Horton, Graham and contemporary ballet techniques. Conversely, an essential component to her work lies in her passion to confront women's issues as an activist and feminist. By empowering and offering opportunities for other artists to share in the creative process, Wright fosters connections across pedagogical practice and promotes social awareness.
Joanne Barrett - Yoga/Improve- Open Level The class will explore yoga poses that are dynamic and emphasize breathing as a motivation for subtle shifting of positions. The class combines moving through the space and connecting with others through touch and light weight sharing, as in stretching and partner poses, and finding ways to create a sense of connection in groups, as the individual becomes part of the whole.
Brigette Corimer - Contemporary Ballet TechniqueIntermediate/Advanced Level A contemporary approach to classic modern dance and ballet with choreographer Brigette Cormier. A class originally created to prepare dancers to perform her works, Miami dancers can experience Brigette Cormier’s contemporary movement style, technique, and repertory in a 55-minute class Thursday at 5:30pm. This class has a traditional format, with a warmup, center, and across the floor. Brigette’s contemporary technique class offers a subtle approach to movement as a practice to cultivate an embodied, organic, and highly efficient way of moving. Vocabulary from ballet and the Graham and Limón modern dance techniques will be fluidly referenced in this class.
Hannah Baumgarten- Contemporary Technique - Intermediate/Advanced Level Contemporary Technique class will be focusing on exploring the spine and torso, the class will differentiate between the muscular contraction/release of Graham and the momentum driven swing of Limon, as well as curving, twisting and spiraling of the body from Taylor technique. The class will also include contemporary floor work driven by the Laban/Bartenieff concepts, encouraging the dancer to both give in to and repel gravity, to use inversions and to propel the dancer themselves through space, and the ability to use their torso in a variety of ways while engaging in technically demanding leg and foot work, turns, and jumps. The dancer will also be challenged to work with unusual rhythms and timing, changing body directions and focus, acceleration and deceleration, and varying the dynamics and textures of the body. Concepts from Yoga, Capoeira and Pilates may also be incorporated.
Dale Andree - Contemporary class Dale has been working on creating a warm up that works on the movement qualities that she is interested in. There would be about an hour of directed movement and an hour of improvisational exploration based on personal expression within group awareness and influence.
Elana Lanczi - Modern Dance at Play - Open Level In this class we will explore concepts of weight, flow as well as moving throughspacewitheaseandjoy.Influencedbyreleasetechniqueand improvisation, we will reimagine the traditional dance technique class. We will spend time finding new ways to explore movement and embrace the creative performer within.
Michelle Murray - Olujimi Dance Technique - Open Level Michelle has developed and implemented Olujimi Dance Technique, a blend of contemporary and traditional modern dance styles infused with elements of African -Diaspora Dance Movement Forms, designed to chop at the core of physicality. The aim of this process is to develop the physical, mental and intellectual body from a humanistic perspective; a perspective that values individuality, creativity and inventiveness. Additionally, Michelle has developed a unique choreographic process, Ancestral Dance Movement Memory (ADMM) that explores movement that seeks to go beyond the collective memory of the present physical body. ADMM celebrates, heightens and authenticates the intuitive wisdom of the body.
Colleen Farnum- YogaDance- Open Level Class The YogaDance class focuses on integrating spiritual, physical and creative articulation. Starting with floor work based on the traditions of modern dance innovators, Graham, Limon and Horton, yoga dancers engage in centering exercises utilizing the body awareness systems of traditional ashtanga yoga, Pilates and Feldenkrais. These systems are combined to help yoga dancers achieve their movement potential. Students learn yoga dance skills that create an awareness of Tristana while building strength, flexibility and capacity for movement memory. Yoga dancers learn to understand quality, detail and range of motion. After centering exercises, yoga dancers move across the floor connecting traveling phrases and finish with the opportunity to engage in dance choreography, finishing with guided meditation in Savasana.
Kerine Jean-Pierre- Hip Hop Intermediate/Advance Level Hip Hop (Urban beats), in this rhythmed based dance form we will be focused on the true elements of hip hop dance.We will work with the latest styles in music and movement. I would like to work on remaining authentic to a person's true individual style and personality. This class will allow you to step out of your comfort zone and musically challenge your ears and artistic expression.
Brigid Baker- Lightbody- Open Level Lightbody was developed by Brigid Baker is a technical movement practice, consisting of breathwork and movement tracings and practices initiated on a stool that progresses to standing. The body moves along vibratory lines that connect levels of human electrochemical activity with astrobiological circuits that span the solar system and other resonating systems. These ley lines run through architecture, music and all true art and are the geometric building blocks resulting from energy with a specific direction towards physical manifestation. Lightbody movement is a multi-dimensional approach to embodiment, rejuvenation, and movement directed towards light infiltration as a mode of body development and consciousness. There is a profound connection between quantum physics, the body, and the spiritual mysteries, and the tracings are connected to that relationship between matter and energy delivery.
Brigid Baker- Contemporary Ballet - Advanced/Professional Level Contemporary Ballet is an advanced/professional level class and is founded in the expanded body principles of the Lightbody training. It is advised to take both Lightbody and contemporary ballet classes back to back. Balanchine was the modernist pioneer of contemporary ballet having developed a neo-classic language. The current technical language of contemporary ballet takes from both ballet and modern, neutralizing and de-stylizing both. The contemporary ballet language maintains a vertical axis; sophisticates the use of rhythm by de-emphasizing the downbeat; emphasizes the use of the second non-dominant leg and arm; is torso driven; moves in lengthy phrases where ending beats are also beginning beats; incorporates curves and non-classic pairings of movement and uses changes in direction and fast intricate movement phrases based on sophisticated ear training.
Ivonne Batanero- Comp-a-day Workshop- Open Level In this workshop together we will create a five minute piece for the Miami Medley Choreography Showing. All participants must be available to perform Saturday August 4th at 7pm. We will be playing with elements of chance in order to create this piece.
David Martinez- imBODIED- Open Level imBODIED offers a path back to connection with ourselves and others. It allows us to reconnect to our bodily experience in its wholeness—sensation, emotion, thought, action, and relationship—bringing us into true alignment with ourselves. Our rational mind becomes informed by our humanity. Our intelligence becomes informed by our body’s wisdom—we start to make sense of our experience in a way that works with life, not against it. The imBODIED workshop is a 90 minute guided movement meditation. By blending the language of sensation, nervous system regulation, self-generated movement, mindfulness and powerful questions within a trauma-informed, it offers an enlivening practice that is relevant to each individual. No previous movement experience is required as movement it self-generated and minimal. Participants are free to wear comfortable clothes for movement though street clothes are fine too.